The 2018 sports calendar featured all major sports India plays and participates in. Right from cricket, hockey, badminton, Commonwealth and Asian games, and some new heroes stood against all odds and managed to contribute to national pride. Here are some of the moments where India stood above others
1.Under 19 Cricket World Cup Winner
The 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup was held in New Zealand. India and Australia played in the finals at Mount Maunganui on Feb 3 2018. It was the 12th Edition of the Under-19 World Cup. India defeated Australia by 8 wickets, with Manjot Kalra scoring a match-winning 101*. The Man of the match was awarded to Manjot Kalra, while player of the tournament was awarded to Shubman Gill. India now holds the most wins record in Under-19 World Cup.
He is an Indian track and field athlete, who competes in the javelin throw. He represented India at the 2018 Asian Games where he won a gold medal, setting the national record of 88.06 m, and at the 2018 Commonwealth Games where he also clinched the gold medal. He was the 2016 IAAF World U20 champion and set the world junior record of 86.48 m at the U20 championships. Chopra was selected as the flag-bearer at the opening ceremony for India at the 2018 Asian Games, which marked his first Asian Games appearance. Currently, Neeraj is in South Africa involved in the preparation for 2019 world championship.
She is an Indian sprint runner from the state of Assam. She holds the current Indian national record in 400 metres with a timing of 50.79 s that she clocked at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. She is the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal in a track event at the IAAF World U20 Championships.
The shooting sensation of India has been developing herself to the level of world best. She represented India at the 2018 ISSF World Cup and won two gold medals. She is the youngest Indian to win a gold medal at the ISSF World Cup. She won the gold medal in women’s 10 m air pistol event at 2018 Commonwealth Games just at the age of 16 in her maiden Commonwealth Games appearance. India see a great future in shooting with the shooting lady.
She won the gold medal at 2018 Asian Games and was placed first in the Heptathlon at the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships. She is supported by the GoSports Foundation through the Rahul Dravid Athlete Mentorship Programme. India’s Swapna Barman won the women’s heptathlon gold medal in Asian Games 2018, Indonesia.
He is an Indian Sport Shooter. He comes from the week JAT family of farmers living Yamuna & Gangetic plains of western uttar pradesh. He won the Gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games in 10 m Air Pistol. He had earlier won many Gold medals and set a new junior world record in the ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany. He is the only indian shooter to win gold medal in ISSF world championship, Youth Olympic Games, Asian Games and Asian air gun championship. . He later has broken his own World Record with a score of 245.5 and claimed Gold in Junior Men 10m Air Pistol at 2018 World Championship in Changwon, Korea
Lastly P.V Sindhu had a fantastic start of the year as well as she ended 2018 on that note only by defeating world champion spanish marlin corolina in Premerier badminton league.. She became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal, and one of the two Indian badminton players to ever win an Olympic medal – the other being Saina Nehwal. Sindhu won silver in Women’s singles at Commonwealth Games 2018 . She was also a silver medalist at the 2017 BWF World Championships and 2018 BWF World Championships consecutively. PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara, BWF World Tour Finals 2018: PV Sindhu beat Nozomi Okuhara 21-19, 21-17 to clinch her maiden title of 2018.